Breakfast buffet, Pullman Kuching
One of my favourite things about staying at 5-star hotels is the breakfast buffet. I've enjoyed Kuching's street food, food courts and coffee shops, but there are good eats to be had at our hotel, the Pullman Kuching.
My delayed flight to KL and subsequent late arrival in Kuching means I miss out on breakfast my first morning, but on my second morning in Kuching, I'm keen to check out the breakfast buffet at Puzzle, the hotel's all-day dining restaurant. I know that self-restraint and strategic eating are essential so I don't fill up at breakfast and ruin the rest of the day's eating!
I love walking around the buffet and seeing what's available.
There's a wide range of muffins, pastries and cakes for those with a sweet tooth.
The croissants look wonderful and I am tempted by the waffles, but other items have caught my eye...
You can get eggs cooked to order, noodle soups and Sarawak laksa, and even have dim sum.
I love a good breakfast fry-up and would love freshly scrambled eggs with bacon, tomatoes, sausages, mushrooms and baked beans, all of which are available from the buffet, but let's face it - I can get a breakfast fry-up any time I'm in Perth.
This is where I stop and excitedly grab a plate - the nasi lemak station.
And next to the nasi lemak station, there is roti jala (in Malay "roti" means "bread" and "jala" means "net" - though they are more like lacey crepes than bread) and four different curries.
I waste no time in putting a plate together of roti jala, chicken curry, nasi lemak and char kway teow from the hot buffet.
Next, I can't resist a bowl of rice porridge (congee). It's very plain and simple - I top it with soy sauce, fried shallots, chopped spring onions and fresh ginger, stir that all through and enjoy every spoonful.
On my third morning in Kuching I make a bee-line for for more nasi lemak, curry and roti...
...followed by chicken noodle soup, with egg noodles, fish cake, tofu puffs, choy sum, shredded chicken and omelette.
And to finish, some fruit - lychees, longans, starfruit and fresh papaya. We'll be back later for a Sarawak cooking demonstration with the hotel's executive chef...
The breakfast buffet is an excellent way to start the day. Have you eaten at any great breakfast buffets? What breakfast buffet item(s) get you really excited?
Puzzle restaurant is at Hotel Pullman Kuching
No.1A Jalan Mathies, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Telephone: (+60) 82 222 888
Read the posts in my Kuching Trip 2011 series
There are more Kuching posts to come.